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SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Friday, February 5, 2010

Pink in the shop

Well friends, I feel like gone are the days of the all pink shabby chic. Shabby chic have changed, my pinks don't sell as much, the china, quilts, prints and fabrics full of roses don't sell as much either. I still carry the look in the shop but at the expense of using that space in something that will sell better. Don't get me wrong, the shabby chicks of the world are still out there. I was one before Rachel Ashwell, I will be one forever, but styles as life don't stay still, there is always the next fab. I can get enough merchandise this days in cream and taupes mixed with blacks and browns. Rust is still in, garden stuff, letters, numbers, sepia, ephemera and altered art is nothing but the rage. I sell music sheets like there is no tomorrow. I can't pass up anything in pink, just for me. I want the stuff around me, I always will. So, not a lot of pictures of pink in the shop. Only two rooms opposed to almost the hole store. Shop owners and buyers let me know how pink shabby chic does for you around your area.
Look at this beauty. Pay a lot, can't pass up a wide brim hat. How I wish I could wear my hats. My head happen to be too big for any of them.
I swear to you, if this little night camisole fit me
I will wear it out in a heartbeat.
A pink scale, I'm talking original color, YUMMY.


  Silk flowers, only if they are pretty. I love roses and hydrangeas specially in pink.



I called this room my blue aqua and pink room.
Finally this room is mostly tea stained creams and little touches of pink here and there. I really love the combimnation of the pink and sepia.
         I want to thank Ms Beverly @ htpp://howsweetthesound.blogspot.com for hosting PINK SATURDAY. Thanks to all the sweet pink friends for all your kind comments. You all mean a lot to me and  inspire me. Blessings, Marta.
PD Hey friends, it's Saturday morning and I'm supposed to be at work. I just wanted to let you know that I have been crafting and making some really cool stuff. I will take pictures today and post tomorrow. Bunnies, nest and pink stuff of course. I think you will love it all. So visit with me tomorrow

20 comments:

Vicki said...

Hi, Marta,
That pretty pink hat is making my heart beat just a little faster. I guess I will always be a pink, rosy, shabby chic kind of gal! Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki

Dixie said...

Love your shoppe... love your pinks and cream!

happy Pink Saturday! Dixie

Linda said...

I guess all things have a season. It will come again for Pink I'm sure!

CC said...

Hi Marta,
I loved all your pretty things..and like you..I know fads come and go, but some things are and always will be beautiful. Pink and white shabby is one of those very things..they're gorgeous and always will be.. Happy Pinks and have a great weekend.

Our Back Porch said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you Marta. You are the blog I am spotlighting. I so LOVE your shop!! I soooo love that baby doll and baby scales!! Come by when you get a chance. Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Julie said...

Hi Marta,Love your pink...Do hope you will stop over at my place for a visit...
Happy Pink Saturday
xoxo
Julie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love all your pretty pinks no matter what way the style is changing. I am a lover of Victorian and that has been "out of Fashion" for quite a while now. Bu I go with my heart because it is what makes my happy.
Debbie@debbie-dabble

GWENDOLYN said...

Oh.. I just love your vintage pinks!
Blessings!
Gwen

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your Pinks. Happy Pink Saturday. Please don't forget to visit me. It is your only chance to enter my giveaway.
Nancy

Jamie said...

I love the pinks! So pretty! I am having a fit to come in and see what is different.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

I sure wish I could visit your shop! I would be buying something pink for sure! Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful post! Wonderful shop! Lots of major eye candy!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marie said...

marta
i agree i think the shabby chic style has slowly been making it's way out. now comes the new style...i think there is a blend to shabby chic and the paris flea market look.both are lovely. i blend 'em all including country prim
blessings
marie

Terry Lee said...

i will forever and ever (amen) be a lover of all things pink, marta.

love your pics today. that baby scale is perfect. how precious is that?!

take care and happy weekend!

hugs,
terry lee

stefanie said...

Ok, I am in LOVE with that pink baby scale. The shoppe is so great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Purvail said...

As girls we will always love pink...I bought a multi color pink quilt today at Penny's for my room.
Once spring breaks I hope you see a big turn around

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Marta! You have such a lovely shop. The pink hat is dreamy! Love the pink and aqua (two of my favs!)

My Pink Saturday post went up late today! Grrr one day I'll master that dang scheduler! ha! Hope you get a chance to visit me!

Have a lovely Pink weekend!
Tina

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Your banner is beautiful - All your Pinks are lovely. I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

Mary said...

Hiya Marta, pretty pink hat and bed jacket and baby scale....and,and,and ;) It's all so nifty. Happy Pink Saturday~

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Love the pink hat. Everything is arranged so nicely in your shop.